Perched on Malcolm’s Beach, a half-mile of secluded sand on Turks & Caicos, lives Amanyara, a beach resort unmatched for luxury on the Caribbean islands. Exuding sophistication and elegance from the moment you arrive, the resort – designed by renowned architect Jean Michel Gathy – boasts clean lines, minimalist construction, flowing streams, reflecting ponds, and a 164-foot infinity-edged pool made of black volcanic rock. Aptly named Amanyara—meaning “peaceful place,” —it’s simply Zen paradise.
Amanyara transports you in to an environmental wonderland. The pristine waters of Providenciales surround the third largest coral reef system in the world, making the Turks & Caicos archipelago a haven for marine life, birds, flora and fauna. The coastal ecosystem is home to Hawksbill turtles, humpback whales, bonefish and hundreds of migratory bird species.
With more than 20 villas and 36 pavilions, the open-air accommodations, many with direct access to the ocean,dovetail with nature on every level. Contemporary in design, the Pavilions embrace a dramatic overhanging roofline that creates shaded outdoor spaces on the three terraces. Large glass doors double as walls that make you to feel like you are surrounded by the open nature in a serene and completely private space.
An Asian and Mediterranean style menu brings a splash here and there of delectable Caribbean flavors. Freshly caught seafood with a variety of organicproduce from the resort’s aquaponic vegetable garden is a favorite and dining can be enjoyed inside with air conditioning or outside with the sea breeze. Opt for a romantic private dinner at a table nestled amidst the natural rock bridges and craggy bays, surrounded by tiki torches and the sound of the waves.
Amanyara’s sensational spa is an oasis with four treatment pavilions, a relaxation pavilion and an outdoor yoga salon. There’s everything you need to keep fit including a pilates studio, cardio and weight training equipment, tennis courts, a multi-sport field, volleyball court and golf simulator.
This year, the secluded hideaway marks its 10th anniversary and has unveiled a series of unique experiences for guests to enjoy. Private cooking workshops, led by the resort’s head chef will teach guests how to cook using only 10 ingredients from the region’s produce including conch, mahi mahi, plantain, and coconuts to create some of the Caribbean’s signature dishes including conch chowder and Caribbean jerk fish with plantain chips. Classes will take place in one of the resort’s private villas and will be followed by a lunch where guests will be able to chow down on their self-made culinary delights.
For those craving an elevated sense of well-being, Amanyara has curated a 10 day raw and food mindful retreat. The program begins with a consultation with the resort’s movement and treatment specialists and will include a specially created menu comprised of raw food dishes such as amberjack crudo with cucumber-habanero gazpacho, and yellow fin tuna ceviche with ponzu dressing, de-stress and detox yoga, rejuvenating spa treatments and purifying wraps, beach meditation and Erika Bloom pilates sessions.
Amanyara caters to the most discerning clients with unparalleled excellence in service, while privacy, individuality and personal attention are guaranteed. A celebrity magnet, the likes of Bill Gates, David Beckham, and others have been rumored to unplug and decompress here.
This tropical oasis marries luxury with breathtaking natural beauty. Prepare for tranquility, pampering and natural beauty like you’ve never experienced before. Amanyara is truly one of-a-kind find in the opulent world of luxury travel.
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